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ActiveX won't load

When I try to run the autofix tool at Norton's website, it says ActiveX won't load.  I go to Panda's website to scan there and I get the message "Not allowing the application's ActiveX control to be downloaded"

1. I am running Internet Explorer 6 (update to date)
2. Security Settings are set to Medium.
3. I removed Norton Antivirus and installed BiDefender 9.
4. I recently reformated the harddrive.  FYI: had the same problem before reformat.
5. Running Windows 98 SE with all updates installed.

Please help!!
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did you check explorer configuration for activex controls ?
Greetings, blang !

If you have BiDefender running, you cannot run another antivirus program. They will confict.  Temporarily disable BiDefender, then run your Norton autofix tool.

1. If no joy, disable third party extensions. With IE open, go to Tools > Options > Advanced. Uncheck "Third party extensions". Click Ok. Reboot computer.

2. Reset IE settings.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > Programs.  Click on "Reset Web Settings" button. Go to Advanced tab and click "Restore Defaults" button. Go to Security tab and move the bar to Medium or Default. Click OK. Close all browsers. Reboot the computer.

3. Check if a program running in the background is interfering with Internet Explorer. Temporarily disable all Norton programs, including anti-virus, anti-spyware, ad-blocker, win doctor, and recycle bin protect. Disable any firewall or ad-blocker.

4. Perform a repair of Internet Explorer. From Control Panel select Add/Remove Programs. Scroll down to Microsoft Internet Explorer and highlight it. Click on the Add/Remove button. When the IE Tools menu comes up, select Repair. Click OK.

5. If repairing does not work, uninstall and reinstall IE. At the same IE Tools menu, select "Restore the previous Windows configuration". Then reinstall Internet Explore.

You can also access the IE Toolbar by clicking Start > Run and type

rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE6Maintenance

6. Use IE Eradicator to completely delete Internet Explorer.


Make sure you have downloaded the IE6 setup files first, but not loaded. Backup your Favorites folder.


Best wishes!
blang111698Author Commented:
1. Created more problems.
2. No effect.
3. This would be difficult.  I can't really disable firewall.  Disabling everything doesn't do anything.  By the way, Norton is not installed, just BitDefender.
4.  No effect
5.  I don't see the point of this as I had this problem before I reformatted also, so I don't think this would help.

I reinstalled IE and Windows 98.  As a result, I can't even get on the internet anymore.  I am ready to give up and reformat.  Any other suggestions before I give up?
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i have had this problem and it is a buggar to fix, you will just have to mess with it for awhile.
BTW this is an xp arena lol not windows98 just noted that you were running windows98 but no worries.

Here the two facts that is the probale cause.
3. I removed Norton Antivirus<< how did you remove Norton, as it notorious for leaving behind aspects.
Removing Norton AntiVirus 2003 or earlier by using the Rnav2003.exe removal utility when Add/Remove programs fails
Before you begin:
Only use Rnav2003.exe when you cannot uninstall Norton AntiVirus 2003 or earlier through Windows Add/Remove Programs.
(See the References section at the end of this document for information on how to use Add/Remove Programs.)
Read "How was Norton AntiVirus installed?" first before you use the Rnav2003.exe removal utility

4. I recently reformated the harddrive.  FYI: had the same problem before reformat.
Did you actually perform a format before installing windows98 se edition and ensure an aboslute clean install?

Here is how to really start a clean install of windows98 2nd edition

Hope this helps you.

you could use a simpler anti virus program,AVG
The powerful AVG Resident Shield provides maximum protection by scanning every file opened, executed, or saved. It will also prevent the opening or executing of infected files.
- The AVG Personal E-mail Scanner checks every e-mail sent or received, providing much needed protection from e-mail borne threats. AVG supports all leading e-mail clients including MS Outlook, The bat!, Eudora and all other SMTP/POP3 based email clients such as Outlook Express. Encrypted connections using SSL are also supported.

coupled with s&d and spyblaster which prevents spyware from entering your computer, a good firewall like zone alarm your computer experience will be a lot simpler, remember MS has now closed the doors to windows 98.
spyware blaster

s%d spybot

adaware personal

blang111698Author Commented:
I did a complete reformat...fdisk, etc.  I did this mainly because Norton was giving me so much trouble on this machine and I couldn't fix it or remove it.  After the reformat, , I installed everything back, including Norton.  Everything was going well for about a week, and then Norton stopped loading.

I have another 98 machine, which is right now doing OK.  I did have a lot of problems with Norton but I was able to fix it without reformatting.  But my daughter's machine is driving me nuts.

blang, what version of Norton Antivirus did you have installed?  If Norton AV 2004 or after, use NoNav to remove the remaining bits of Norton AV.

blang, any update?

You should get rid of Norton Anitivirus, since it gives you so much trouble.  Use AVG instead. It is free and you get virus definition updates almost every day.
blang111698Author Commented:
I've been trying to reformat my daughter's computer and set it up with not much luck.  I can't get past the network card.  I'm going to have my husband remove the card, I'll install the software and then put the card back in.  I will keep you posted and let you know how things go.  I will update you when I have further news or questions.
:) do you need any assistance in formatting? As your running windows98?
windows98 walkthur format and re-install
Removing the card is very simple Or simply unplug it the lan v=cable unless teh card faulty?

all you need is a screw driver, pull out the power cable to unpoer teh pc,
 take off the side case off  unscrew one screw holding the network card and gently pull it out.
Power in again.
blang111698Author Commented:
I am fine in reformatting, thx.  I am just having problems with the network card (wireless).  You are really suppose to install the software before installing the card. Probably the hardest part will be taking off the case.  I can't remember, but I think this case is a pain in the neck to take off.  I'll try it but if I can't, I will need to ask my husband for assistance.
blang111698Author Commented:
At Last!!!  I finally got the computer running and connected to the internet.  What a nightmare.  Although my problem got fixed by reformatting, both of you gave me some good information for the future.  Therefore, I will be splitting the points between you two.

Just one more question.  Wouldn't I be better off with an antivirus that I pay for rather than AVG?  What would you recommend?
lol and job well done.
About the anti virus, you know I get asked that a lot, and I believe what works the best is an anti virus program that is USER friendly easy to setup, shows what it is doing, does not take control of the computer, scans emails automatically updates itself.
And there is one and it is free.
However paying for one does not provide anymore asistance than simply be educated. No product can do it all, and the one's like Norton that calim it does cause more problems and frustrations for the user in the short term as it does take over your computer.
Zone alrm is a very good firewall and yes you can buy it, and AVG I find is the best free anto virus program and yes you canm buy it but all you get extra is help and asistance. I think it also includes a firewall wall as well when purchased.
But I use zone alarm pro with free AVG.
In the end only you decide.
Best policy is these:

spyware blaster works with S&D spybot to prevent spyware requires updating Free:
SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from ever being installed.

SpyBot-S&D searches your harddisk for so-called spy- or adbots; little modules that are responsible for the ads many programs show.

AVG free anti virus highly rated user friendly.

Always keep a up to date copy Spyware Tools | HijackThis 1.99.1

zone alarm firewall:
ZoneAlarm is designed to protect your DSL- or cable-connected PC from hackers. This program includes four interlocking security services: a firewall, an application control, an Internet lock, and Zones.

And finally good sense, run a disc cleanup once a week from start all progarms accessories system tools,

run the virus scans once a day.

defrag once a month and chkdsk.
Keep everything up to date including windows updates.
Happy computing blang
Cheers Merete :)


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